Château de Beaucaire

Beaucaire, France

The Château de Beaucaire is a ruined castle in the commune of Beaucaire. Existing structures date from the 12th and 16th centuries, with other elements from various times in the Middle Ages.

First built in the 11th century, the castle was torn down on Richelieu's orders. It used to be protected by a wall, the trace of which can still be followed. It includes a strange polygonal tower perched on a rocky spur, the façades dominating the sheer drop, and a fine round corner tower. Once inside the walls, a staircase leads to a small Romanesque chapel with a charming, sculpted tympanum, and then to the musée Auguste Jacquet. The museum has exhibits on the region's archaeology (dating back more than 40,000 years) and popular arts and traditions.

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Founded: 11th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in France
Historical period: Birth of Capetian dynasty (France)

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Kate K (9 months ago)
peaceful and beautiful place with a parc that provides shade. the city to avoid though on sunday.
Pete Stones (12 months ago)
Free to enter and a good half hour's visit.
Mister Ay Es (14 months ago)
Go up the stairs and either turn left to access the rampart or right for the gardens -- both with nice views over rooftops. Was free to access the exterieur and well with it if you're in the area.
MsNigita (2 years ago)
Good view from each side, nice walk around all city
K witterones (2 years ago)
Nice setting and view, free entrance.
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